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Asset-backed security

Asset-Backed Security

A debt security collateralized by some receivables on some credit sale. Common examples of this collateral include receivables on credit cards, automotive loans, and similar assets. Returns on these securities come from customers' payments on their credit cards and other loans that may be backing the securities. Banks and companies package and sell their receivables to investors in order to reduce the risk of loan defaults. See also: Mortgage-backed security.

asset-backed security

A debt security collateralized by specific assets. Although the term applies to any debt backed by identified assets, it generally refers to securities backed by short-term collateral such as credit-card receivables, car loans, and home-equity loans. Because even the most financially strapped companies can hold valuable assets, it is possible for the credit quality of asset-backed securities to be substantially better than the general credit of the company issuing the securities.
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Borg-Brenner started her career at Credit Suisse in fixed income and asset-backed securities research.
This proposal codifies existing practice and informal guidance for shelf registration of asset-backed securities.
Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto on Thursday accepted a proposal by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) for lifting a ban on the use of postal savings and insurance funds to buy asset-backed securities, LDP officials said.
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CDB is expected to issue the asset-backed securities (ABS) in the interbank market around November 20, and the bond-like securities are to mature in June 2017.